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The Studio

Shaftesbury, Dorset (Ref. 1008394)


(29 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "G great little place and so dog friendly x A great escape and so peaceful x"

    So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DarenJun 2022

  • "Lovely stay at the Studio."

    The property is spotlessly clean and everything you need is supplied (no need to bring anything). You can make a cup of tea when you arrive as Penny makes sure you have fresh milk, even fresh flowers on the table & if you are bringing a pet a supply of dog treats. On a separate note the shower did not have much pressure and wifi was very slow. Just my own personal opinion and is not meant as a criticism as the property is lovely and comfortable. We were visiting friends and know the area well but if you need any help Penny is there to assist. Would highly recommend this property and thank you Penny for a lovely stay.

    Thank you so much Lynn for your wonderful comments - we are so glad you enjoyed your break with us. We will certainly check out the shower pressure and Wifi but hope it didn't inconvenience you too much! We hope you will visit us again soon. Best wishes, Penny and Nigel Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2022

  • "It's a very comfortable and quiet cottage and we enjoyed our short stay, although we had a few recurring problems with the TV and it wasn't always easy to contact the owners on their phones."

    Problems were eventually resolved though.

    Reviewed by PamMay 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Everything you need is there, good base for sightseeing.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments and perfect score! We hope to see you again before too long. Best wishes, Penny and Nigel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GrahamMar 2022

  • "The Studio is simply lovely, very warm and welcoming, will definitely be staying there again very soon."

    Thanks for your great feedback and comments. We Look forward to your next visit. Penny and Nigel Property Owner

    Reviewed by MathewFeb 2022

  • "Really lovely little cottage perfect for a couple, easy access to visit places around Dorset."

    All your needs catered for views beautiful from Juliet balcony. Just 1 little issue the toilet is down stairs, some older couples need to go to the toilet at night may be a small sensor plug in to guide your way at night Would be useful. Can't wait to return in summer

    Thank you so much for your great comments - we loved meeting you both! Good idea about night light. Hope to see you again soon. Penny Property Owner

    Reviewed by ShirleyFeb 2022

  • "The Studio is well equipped and as shown in the images."

    Had the weather been warmer, I'm sure we would have sat outside more, the yard is a sun trap in the afternoon. The Studio is also a good location for visiting a number of historic sites and the coast. We packed a lot into our week here. My only disappointment with the property was the traffic noise. I'd incorrectly assumed this would be a quiet location but the adjacent road turned out to be busy. This was my error, but I was glad that we hadn't taken our dog as I wouldn't have fancied walking along the road to get on to nearby public footpaths.

    Hello Melissa, Thank you for letting us know about your visit to The Studio as we value our guests' comments after their stay and try to improve things for future visits. Unfortunately, the road was a bit busier in August due to the Bank Holiday traffic. We hope this didn't impinge of your stay too much. Dog walkers can actually access the lane opposite which takes you along the open fields to Charlton. Best wishes, Penny Property Owner

    Reviewed by MelissaAug 2021

  • "A great location for exploring the history of the area."

    There’s plenty of history to see too. Access to National Trust and English Heritage properties close by.

    Reviewed by TrevorAug 2021

  • "Penny and Nigel were so welcoming and the cottage was everything we needed and more!"

    Such a peaceful location and situated in the perfect spot to explore Dorset and the New Forest. Will be back!

    Hi Bethany, Thank you so much for your lovely comments - we so enjoyed having you in the Studio. Good luck with the Wedding plans! Penny and Nigel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BethanyAug 2021

  • "A beautiful setting for a very comfortable cottage with everything you needed."

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2021

  • "Had a little difficulty finding the property as wasn't aware it was actually on the bend and you park in front of the house but fine once you know!"

    Good location for visiting other places of interest in the area.

    Reviewed by LynJun 2021

  • "A really great location, the cat parking space was a bit difficult as the road is quite fast, but everything was fantastic apart from that."

    Reviewed by NicholasMay 2021

  • "Although the weather was extreme with Gales the property was very draughty."

    This probably wouldn’t be a problem the majority of the time, but if rented during the colder months when wind is more likely it may result in negative feed. We had to keep the curtains drawn and position cushions to help, so maybe the balcony window could have better insulation and fittings as the top lock kept popping open. Otherwise this was a very quaint property, perfect for two on a lower budget. Also a perfect location for exploring the coast and gardens nearby. Lulworth Cove and the national trust property at Stourhead are a must.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2021

  • "The Studio is a little gem, cosy and we'll equipped ideally situated for exploring Shaftesbury and surrounding area , in easy reach of the south coast and the new forest, Only observation the studio is set on two levels and may be an issue for someone mobility issues."

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2021

  • "For people that like to cook it would be good to have some serving spoons and a roasting dish."

    We took our own and a large casserole dish. It needs a mirror so you can see what is coming around the corner as you have to reverse out on top of a blind bend.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2020

  • "It’s lovely accommodation just for two, which is quite hard to get."

    Facilities are good, we cooked ‘at home’ every night & watched deer in the fields at the back from the juliet bedroom window or sat in the private yard & watched the sun go down. A relaxing & very pleasant stay. In easy reach of lots of interesting days out & Shaftesbury itself is very pretty. We recommend going up to Compton Abbas airfield for breakfast with a view.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2020

  • "Absolutely loved it!"

    ! Super clean and comfortable. Great location to explore the surrounding villages, towns and cities. Well equipped kitchen and spotless shower room. Lovely views from the Juliet balcony. Nothing too much trouble for the hosts..

    Reviewed by DellaAug 2020

  • "The Studio was very cosy, comfortable bed & new settee all the amenities you need, beautiful views, we met the owners very nice people, left you alone to enjoy your stay, once they just introduced themselves and the only other time we really saw them was to offer us fresh bedding and towels."

    We would recommend the Studio and would like to return their ourselves in the future.

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Studio, it was exactly as described, exceptionally clean and tidy, the little extras was welcoming."

    Kitchen well equipt, very clean. The courtyard garden over looking the fields and familys ponies is a suntrap and we spent our evenings relaxing here after spending the days visiting, Weymouth, Bournemouth Poole and local beauty spots and more outstanding views. Penny and family were lovely. Highly recommend the Studio, will definatley return. 5* Thank you Penny x

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2020

  • "Every thing you needed for break in studio was there fantastic view across fields ."

    Would love to return in future

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2020

  • "I really enjoyed my stay at the studio, penny was kind and courteous and her two children sociable and delightful."

    The small but beautiful cottage is ideal, well equipped with everything you need for a short break. Thank you penny

    Reviewed by IanDec 2019

  • "Location good with amazing views from the studio, well presented and equipped."

    Details on studio misleading as there is not any seating area downstairs apart from the kitchen chairs , settee upstairs which was very uncomfortable it needed padding out under the seats as sunk in the middle. Double doors needs draught proofing as could see daylight through the middle and bottom the cold wind was blowing through so unable to sit at kitchen table to have a meal. I took my dog and as they are not allowed upstairs which is understandable if it was just a bedroom but as its the main living quarters its a bit unfair for the dog to be left downstairs. otherwise a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by ValerieNov 2019

  • "Lovely place"

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2019

  • "Everything was wonderful!"

    So thoughtful and nice touches- for example the table was already set for us when we arrived! We would recommend it to everyone and didn’t want to leave!!

    Reviewed by RachelNov 2019

  • "Lovely few days spent at The Studio."

    Fantastic views and a beautifully presented holiday home. Thank you for our stay here in Dorset. from Julie and Dave and Ed (the dog)

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2019

  • "You are unable to sit on the red sofa that appears in the photos."

    It is a sofa bed and when you sit on the sofa all you can feels is the metal frame - to be honest the sofa is only fit for the rubbish tip. I would recommend that the couple who own the studio ( they are an extremely nice couple ) spend a night living there to see what might need replacing.

    Thank you for your feedback, we have taken your comments on board and we have had the sofa fully serviced - It is now very comfortable with no issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmandaAug 2019

  • "We found our stay a perfect base for visiting all the places we wanted to see ."

    The Studio is a lovely place with beautiful views. Would love to return again .

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2019

  • "Perfect holiday location, stunning views, lovely and clean."

    The owners have gone over and above to ensure guests feel welcome, including the lovely welcome pack and the jam. Would totally recommend and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size with Juliet balcony
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car, Off road parking for The Studio is in the marked bay in front of the main house, just adjacent to The Studio
  • Enclosed gravelled area with furniture
  • 1 well behaved small dog to be kept downstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles and pub 2 miles

The property

Shaftesbury 2.6 miles.

The Studio is a delightful, detached stone cottage nestling on the outskirts of the charming Saxon town of Shaftesbury, Dorset in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The property has stunning views of the Dorset...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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About the location


Salisbury 21 miles; Bath 30 miles.

One of Dorset’s prettiest and most historic towns, Shaftesbury is perched on a spur of rolling green hills, and the views in all directions are without comparison. Lush green meadows, woodland glades and outstanding architecture are all within a short walk. One of the best vantage points is from Gold Hill (Ridley Scott's famous Hovis advert was filmed here) with its quaint, cobbled and very steep street. Visit the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey (a place of great pilgrimage from the 11th century) or navigate the intricate and ancient lanes. Bath, Salisbury and Sherborne are all under an hour away, or drive through the stunning countryside of Blackmoor Vale down to the coast at Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth. A beautiful area, that still carries the flavour of the very best of the English countryside.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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